Alidar Jarok wrote:
Guy Gardener wrote:
In the 70s Doctor Who worked with/for the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce on a weekly basis... U.N.I.T. for short.
After the show came back in 2005, the UN decide that it wanted to distance itself from a dinky little children's drama that portrayed them as a bunch of trigger happy cowboys mowing down aliens with abandon.
UN.I.T. "United Intelligence Taskforce"
Although they still mentioned Geneva, so they hinted at being a UN organization even with the name change.
I think it's more along the lines of NATO given it's precursor was formed by the Allied Forces in WWII. On the other hand, Coulson said something along the lines of "an 084 supersedes all national claims." That would imply that SHIELD have a lot of international clout as even oppressive Central/South American countries have agreed to co-operate with them.